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Recipes & Pairings

In Italy wine is meant to be enjoyed with food. If you are planning your next dinner party or date night, Stella Wines has the recipe and pairing for you. Salute!

Pasta Salad with Tomato, Broccoli, Black Olives and Feta

  • PAIRS WITH: PINOT GRIGIO
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • PREP TIME: 20
  • DIFFICULTY: EASY
Ingredients
  • 6 cups radiatori pasta, or rotini
  • 1 large broccoli head, prepared into large florets
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 7 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups spring salad mix
  • 1 3/4 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup feta cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup black olives, pitted
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Greek Salad

  • PAIRS WITH: PINOT GRIGIO
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • PREP TIME: 10 MIN
  • DIFFICULTY: EASY
Ingredients
  • 1 soft lettuce, e.g. butter, round, curly, leaves separated
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/3 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup black olives, pitted
  • 1 cup feta cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Classic Italian Sandwich

  • PAIRS WITH: PINOT GRIGIO
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • PREP TIME: 10 MIN
  • DIFFICULTY: EASY
Ingredients
  • 8 capocollo slices
  • 8 salami slices
  • 8 prosciutto slices
  • 8 mortadella slices
  • 8 slices provolone
  • 4 submarine rolls, split
  • 1 romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 2 vine tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced
  • Pepperoncini, in vinegar, optional
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Spinach Salad

  • Pairs with: Prosecco
  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 5 min
  • Difficulty: easy
Ingredients
  • For the dressing:
 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 7 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • For the salad: 
10 cups baby spinach, washed and dried
  • 1 pomegranate, halved and seeded
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 small bunch chives, chopped
  • 1 cup soft goats' cheese

Smoked Salmon Toast Topped with a Poached Egg

  • Pairs with: Prosecco
  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cooking time: 10 min
  • Difficulty: easy
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 large eggs, very fresh
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1 1/2 cups smoked salmon slices
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 thyme sprigs, chopped
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Quiche

  • Pairs with: Prosecco
  • Prep time: 25 min
  • Chilling time: 30 min
  • Baking time: 50 min
  • Difficulty: medium
Ingredients
  • For the crust:
 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup shortening, chilled and cubed
  • 4 - 5 tbsp iced water
  • For the filling: 
3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/3 cups half-and-half
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup Gruyere, or Swiss, grated
  • 1 small bunch chives, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper

Tomato Bruschetta with Fresh Basil on Toasted Crostini

  • Pairs with: Pinot Grigio
  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 10 min
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Cannot be frozen
Ingredients
  • For the bruschetta:
 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 7 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 large vine tomatoes, cored, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 small bunch basil, leaves only
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • To serve: 
4 small ciabatta breads, split in half
  • extra-virgin olive oil

Linguine alle Vongole

  • Pairs with: Pinot Grigio
  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 20 min
  • Difficulty: easy
Ingredients
  • 18 oz linguine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups clams, e. g littleneck, washed
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 large handful basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Antipasto Platter

  • Pairs with: Pinot Grigio
  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cooking time: 5 min
  • Difficulty: easy
Ingredients
  • 5 large peppered salami slices
  • 5 large Genoa salami slices
  • 8 prosciutto slices
  • 7 capocollo slices
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots
  • 1 small ciabatta loaf, sliced
  • 1 cup mixed olives, in olive oil, reserved
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds, in their shells

Cold Sesame Noodles

  • Pairs with: Moscato
  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cooking time: 5 min
  • Difficulty: easy
Ingredients
  • 18 oz thin egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, roughly crushed
  • 2 scallions, green tops only, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 1 small cucumber, cut into thin batons
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, roughly torn

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